Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Chosen One For What?

Do you really need another reason to dislike LeBron James? Seriously, I have never seen someone's public stock drop quicker than LeBron's. Just go back a couple of years when he was still playing in Cleveland and he's this revered figure. Now, people all over the place just hate the guy. The only other sports person (or maybe person in general) that I can think of who everybody thought was great and then all of a sudden everyone couldn't stand was OJ Simpson. Don't get me wrong. It was definitely warranted. I'm just saying that he's the only other one that I could think of and look what he had to do to be reviled by the masses. Allegedly. (Ha! I crack myself up.) Whether you needed another reason or not, I think I'm going to give you one. See, LeBron didn't play all that great during the championship series against Dallas. (How come LeBron doesn't have a college degree? Because he didn't want to show up for the finals.) In fact, in the six games that they played during the series, LeBron scored a total of 18 points in all of the fourth quarters combined. (That's why you never loan LeBron a dollar. He always pays you back the seventy-five cents, but he never gives you that fourth quarter.) That's an average of three points per fourth quarter. That means that in each fourth quarter that LeBron James only scored three points more than I did when I was sitting on my couch watching the games. (I'd also like to take this moment to note that as of last night, I have exactly the same number of championship rings that LeBron James has. And truthfully, I haven't been trying all that hard, really.) And all of this after leaving Cleveland and setting up his little "dream team" in Miami with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. (Maybe LeBron should try hockey. They only play for three periods in that sport.) There are plenty of reasons to not like the guy. Here's one more: According to the Sporting News, "James insisted that the enmity he has gotten from fans and media isn’t going to stick with him." In what way LeBron? (Mind you, this is the guy who has "The Chosen One" tattooed on his back. I don't know what he thinks he was chosen to do, but I'm pretty sure that it was supposed to be a little more than just play basketball.) He responded thusly: "At the end of the day, all the people who want to see me fail, they gotta wake up tomorrow and have the same life they had when they woke up today. Same personal problems they had today. I am going to continue to live and do the things I want to do and be happy with that.” Wait. What?So, what he's saying is that at the end of the day, whether he wins or loses, all of the people who hate him are going to have to go back to their crappy little lives and their crappy little jobs and their crappy little existence and he's going to just get to keep on being awesome? Nice way to alienate yourself even more, oh, Chosen One. You know, even though the folks who hate you are going to wake up with their same lives and their same problems, so are you, LeBron. Way to make it obvious that you don't care about the fans. Way to make it obvious that you don't care about the game. Way to make it obvious that all you care about is you and YOU don't seem to care if you don't win championships. You seem to have made it pretty clear that you like your life just fine without a ring. Good. I hope it stays that way. At least it will help quell the non-argument about who is better, LeBron James or Michael Jordan. You're a jackass, LeBron.

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Scott Jacobs said...

Allow me to entertain you with the following:

Peoria, IL Class A baseball team basically calls LeBron James a bitch

Mare said...

So entertaining, Scott. Thank you!

~ Mare